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2-8-8-8-4

Definition of the noun 2-8-8-8-4

What does 2-8-8-8-4 mean as a name of something?

noun

  1. Under the Whyte notation system, a steam locomotive that has two leading wheels, three sets of eight driving wheels, and four trailing wheels.

Explanation

2-8-8-8-4: Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, a 2-8-8-8-4 has two leading wheels, three sets of eight driving wheels, and four trailing wheels.

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